BloomFest at Stevens Coolidge House & Gardens. Photo courtesy of The Trustees
BloomFest at Stevens Coolidge House & Gardens. Photo courtesy of The Trustees

10 Fun Things to Do on Mother's Day 2021 in Boston

Mother's Day is May 9, 2021, and it's time to show mothers just how much we appreciate them. Moms spend every day of the year planning around their kids' nap schedules, finding activities that will entertain them, and planning meals that they will eat. It's their turn to be in the spotlight! To give mom a break from the kitchen, take her out to one of the many Mother's Day Breakfasts and Brunches in Boston. Make sure to book a reservation before spots fill up.

The day doesn't have to end after the meal is finished. We've rounded up 10 awesome things to do on Mother's Day 2021 in Boston!

2021 note: Many events and destinations require advanced reservations to visit. Make sure to check details with each location before you head out with the family. Also, inquire about masking and social distancing policies to make sure everyone is safe while celebrating.


1. Stop and smell the flowers.

Head to the Spring BloomFest in North Andover. While Stevens-Coolidge Place is not hosting its annual Mom day picnic, you can still grab tickets to stroll the ground and admire the beautiful flowers.

2. Strike a yoga pose.

Mother's Day Family Yoga in the Park in Lincoln is a great way to celebrate. Give mom the gift of a relaxed family and bend, stretch, and channel your inner zen at a family yoga session. Pack a picnic lunch and spend the day exploring the Decordova Sculpture Park together.

3. Take a boat ride.

As of May 8, the famous Swan Boats are back. Treat mom to a relaxing cruise around the Boston Public Garden.

4. Visit with the animals.

Take mom and fam to the zoo for a wildly fun day at the Franklin Park Zoo. Say hello to the animals, stretch your legs at the playground, and wish all the animal families a happy Mother's Day.

5. Take a day trip.

Surprise mom with a day trip in New England that she doesn't have to plan, and head out for one of these great destination spots that are all within driving distances of Boston. 

6. Walk for a cause.

For women who have lost children to violence, Mother's Day is a poignant reminder of young lives lost. The Mother's Day Walk for Peace raises funds to help build peace in schools, supports families of homicide victims, and trains providers, faith leaders, and professionals working with youth who have been impacted by violence.

Old Sturbridge Village

Take a journey back in time. Photo courtesy of Old Sturbridge Village

7. Learn about extraordinary women

Is mom a history buff? Travel back in time and spend the day learning about other amazing women that lived in the 19th century at Old Sturbridge Village's Women's History Weekend.

8. Grab a cool treat while chilling with animals.

If mom has a sweet tooth, skip the fancy meals and head to one of these farms with ice cream stands instead. The kids will stay busy visiting with the animals so mom can have every last lick of her favorite flavor.

9. Get an art history lesson.

For a day full of culture, head to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. A day at the museum is always a treat, especially if mom is an art lover. Follow our tips and both mom and the kids will have a fun day walking the halls and checking out the art.

10.  Take a hike.

Hoping to get some fresh air and a change of scenery? Lace-up your boots, pack a lunch, and hit one of these great Boston area hiking trails for a guaranteed fun family adventure. 


If you're looking for more fun ideas for things to do with kids in Boston, check out our Spring Guide and our list of awesome May activities!






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